Friday, July 29, 2016
Edwardian Tea Gown in yellow pin stripe with florals
From the seller:
This pretty Victorian dress is made from a pale yellow silk satin and has a sheer floral silk gauze over it. The print has bouquets with ribbon trimmed garlands. It has a blue tissue silk ruffle down the front and a blue satin panel down the front, trimmed with silk and criss crossed ribbons with bows at the waist. Around the hem is a ruched yellow ribbon border. It has an embroidered ecru lace yoke and high collar. The yellow and blue silk is excellent, it has a few scattered spots, I found 1 on the yellow, a few on the blue below the waist. The floral sheer has quite a few scattered holes, The blue silk tissue silk ruffle is good, the chiffon front has spots, the chiffon on the sleeve has some spots, the bodice lining and bones are good, the bottom edge of the hem is dirty where it hit the floor, the silk chiffon ruffle on the hem has a ruched ruffle on the edge and that's loose for a few inches, the lace collar and yoke are good, but the tissue silk that backed it is shattered and mostly gone. It measures 34 inches around the bust, across the back shoulder is 12 7/8, waist is 24 and it's 58 inches long. It has a label from E & M Ouilleumier NYC
It actually says Vuilleumier - a pretty common last name when you search it. This tea gown is probably from the mid Edwardian era based on the sleeves.